National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry

ICECHIM

1950-2020: 70 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AT ICECHIM

G2: Alternative bioresources and biofuels

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In the last years, Alternative Bioresources and Biofuels Team’s (E2) research was focused on 2 important directions: 1. Alternative Bioresources – research activities regarding on use of microalgae for the decontamination of wastewater; the complex use of microalgae for obtaining useful compounds (lipids, antioxidants, biostimulants, phytocatalysts); sustainable biosequestration of GHG in microalgal photosynthetic systems; exploitation of natural resources to obtain food supplements. 2. Biofuels – research activities regarding on the obtaining of third-generation biofuels (aviation biofuels from algal oil) and second-generation biofuels (biodiesel); biogas obtaining; valorization of by-products from the biodiesel production; ecological solvents from animal or vegetables wastes. Interdisciplinary profile of Alternative Bioresources and Biofuels Team allows to carry out applied research in chemistry field and organic chemistry technologies (unpetrochemical products, organic intermediary, complex biomass refinery), unconventional technologies, ecological technologies and products, chemical and instrumental analysis, technological transfer, consulting, management and execution of national and international research projects.

Team


Team leader, Senior Researcher Ist degree

Dr. Eng.

Extension: 105

Scientific researcher 2nd degree

Dr. Chem.

Extension: 158

Scientific Rsearcher 2nd degree

Dr. Eng.

Extension: 158

Senior Researcher 3rd degree

Dr. Biolog

Extension: 110

Senior Researcher 3rd degree

Biolog

Extension: 110

Scientific researcher 2nd degree

Eng.

Extension: 174

Scientific Rsearcher 2nd degree

Dr. Eng.

Extension: 130

Scientific researcher 2nd degree

Dr. Eng.

Extension: 130

Team vice-lider, Senior Researcher 3rd degree

Dr. Eng.

Extension: 173

Scientific Researcher

Dr. Eng.

Extension: 173

Scientific Researcher

Dr. Chem.

Extension: 131

Senior Researcher 3rd degree

Dr. Biochem.

Extension: 163

Senior Researcher 3rd degree

Eng.

Extension: 158

Research equipment


International projects


National projects


Energetic efficiency biogas plants improvement by integrated system: biogas-microalgae-biofuels in frame of biorefinery concept (AlgalBiogasConceptEnergy)

Development and demonstration of innovative technologies to optimize the biogas plants by integrating the open ponds for microalgae cultivation using the digestate resulted from anaerobic digestion as a culture medium

Value added products from microalgae biomass applying biorefinery concepts

By adopting the concept “zero waste, the project aims to convert the exhausted biomass from active principles into biocarbons with adsorbent properties, which will be tested for the retention of inorganic compounds

Complete Recovery of Fish and Oilseed Wastes Extracts/Hydrolysates in Microcapsules Usable as Fertilizers or Nutraceuticals

“NutraFert” – The complete recovery of wastes of fish and oilseed as extracts and hydrolysates for microencapsulation, the final product being used as fertilizer or nutraceuticals

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